A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (incident)
a. mishap
¿Qué tal estuvo su viaje? - Muy bien. No hubo percances.How was your trip? - Really good. There were no mishaps.
Tuvimos un pequeño percance, pero estamos bien; no fue grave.We had a small mishap, but we're okay; it wasn't serious.
b. accident
Lleva años manejando por esa carretera y nunca ha tenido un percance.He's been driving on that road for years and has never had an accident.
2. (difficulty)
a. setback
No debemos desanimarnos por este percance.We should not be disheartened by this setback.
b. hitch
Afortunadamente, pudimos completar el proyecto sin ningún percance.Fortunately, we were able to complete the project without a hitch.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. mishap
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1 (gen) misfortune; mishap; (accidente) accident; (en plan) setback; hitch
sufrir o tener un percance to suffer a mishap
2 (Economía) perquisite; perk (familiar)
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